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How do I recover from excess saliva production?

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Published At August 2, 2018
Reviewed AtJune 15, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

My tongue produces lot of saliva. How do I recover from this problem? Sometimes, my saliva is dropping down in front me.


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The causes of hypersalivation include excessive starch intake, reflux disease, pancreatitis, liver disease, oral infections and decreased saliva clearance. So, before trying any medication try some lifestyle modification. If that did not help then you can use some medication. Hope this will help you and wishing you a faster recovery.

Treatment plan

1. Avoid high starch food like potato, bread, cereals, rice and corn. 2. Maintain oral hygiene. 3. Avoid spicy and fried foods.

Regarding follow up

Revert back for further information to an ENT otolaryngologist online.---> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/ENT-Otolaryngologist

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Baidya Nath Majhi
Dr. Baidya Nath Majhi

Otolaryngology (E.N.T)

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